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  • $253 goal

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Mr. Pierce
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 4 donors
  • $0 still needed

Keep My Students on The Cutting Edge of STEAM

Help me give my students a high-quality set of scissors in order to complete numerous STEAM activities.

My Students

I have the pleasure of teaching 29 curious and creative students in a combined 5th and 6th grade classroom. This is my third year at this very unique, semi-rural school site and every year, I am impressed not only by my students' academic achievements but also by their affinity for anything artistic or otherwise STEAM-related.

My students have skills and interests that are as diverse as their backgrounds and I am dedicated to creating an environment in which they all can thrive and succeed!

I am responsible for teaching all subject areas to my diverse group of learners. These subject areas range from core academics such as language arts and math to content areas such as art, science and social studies.

In order to teach all of these subject areas to multiple grade levels in an engaging and successful manner, I often develop hands-on projects which appeal to different modalities. My students are constantly surprising me with their innovation and resourcefulness. They are collaborative, energetic and eager to take on new opportunities as the future leaders of the planet!

My Project

In the past three years, my students have continually impressed me with their innovation and creativity. They possess the ingenuity to be the next generation of problem solvers through their skills in engineering and technology. In order to encourage them in this endeavor, I have been developing a number of hands-on STEAM activities.

When working on STEAM projects, we are often cutting through tough materials, which has proven difficult with the "kid scissors" that have been provided to me by my school site.

They have been putting in the extra effort necessary, but I have determined that it is time to make this part of their projects easier so that they can reserve their problem-solving skills for more advanced tasks in their projects. Please help to encourage our next generation of problem solvers and planet savers! Thank you!

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Fiskars Crafts 154090-1029 Titanium Softgrip Adult Scissors, 8 Inch, Color 3 Pack • Amazon Business $14.66 10 $146.60
Fiskars Crafts 154090-1029 Titanium Softgrip Adult Scissors, 8 Inch, Color 3 Pack • Amazon Business $14.66 1 $14.66

Materials cost

$161.26

Vendor shipping charges

$5.99

State sales tax

$14.76

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.42

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$214.43

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.84

Total project goal

$252.27

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$252.27

3 Donors

-$185.00

Donations toward project cost

-$157.25

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.75

match offer

-$67.27

Match offer toward project cost

-$57.18

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$10.09

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 29 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and 3 other donors.

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